How to Cut Your Own Side Swept Bangs

Chloe Gillian
by Chloe Gillian

If you have side swept bangs but they are getting too long, this tutorial is here to help!

Learn how to cut your own bangs and keep your lovely side swept fringe. It’s easier than you think.

Combing hair back

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1. Prepare for cutting your side swept bangs

It's easier to see how much you're cutting if your hair is straight, so consider using a hair straightener before you start.

Comb all your hair back to help you see the section you're going to work with.

Sectioning the hair

2. Section your hair

Part off a triangle section in the front where you want your bangs. The base of the triangle should be at your forehead, lining up with the arches of your eyebrows, and the point should go back towards the top of your head.

Sectioning the hair

Comb the rest of your hair back and clip it to keep it out of the way.

Deciding on the length

3. Decide on your length

Decide how long you want your bangs to be.

For a starting point, consider cutting to the length of your nose. This gives you room to make further adjustments if needed.

Positioning the hair

4. Position your hair

Determine which side you want your bangs to sweep towards. If you want your bangs to lay on the left, comb them to the right and vice versa.

Hold the sectioned hair in your fingers without elevating it. This keeps the hair flat against your face for a more even cut.

Cutting the hair

5. Cut your bangs

Instead of cutting straight across, use point cutting. This means cutting into the hair vertically with the tips of your shears to create a softer, more blended look.

If you want a more angled look, keep the side closer to your face shorter and gradually go longer towards the other side. Continue point cutting until you reach the desired length and angle.

Progress shot

6. Check and refine

Let your bangs fall naturally and check the length and angle.

Trimming hair

If necessary, take the bangs straight in front of your face and point cut to clean up any uneven edges and ensure the angle is smooth.

How to cut your own side swept bangs

How to cut your own side swept bangs

When styling, blow dry the bangs in the opposite direction they will lay. This technique gives them a nice swoop.

Follow these steps to achieve beautiful side-swept bangs, and then leave a comment to let me know how it worked out for you!

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